No. It’s legal to carry pepper spray in all 50 states (age requirements can differ so check your state and local laws), but pepper spray is no joke! For self-defense ONLY. The use of pepper spray for any other purpose other than self-defense is a crime under the law. Illegal use of this unit is punishable by imprisonment, fines or both. Not be purchased or possessed by minors, felons, anyone addicted to narcotics or where prohibited by law. In New York, this device shall not be sold by anyone other than a licensed or authorized dealer.